Giveaway: Win 2 Tickets to Harvest Fest 2014

Congrats to Mia Scharphie on being the randomly selected winner of two tickets to Somerville Local First’s Harvest Fest! Mia’s favorite part of Somerville is “The creativity, maker spirit and craft traditions here–without sacrificing a slow food pace of life!” Thanks to everyone who entered and remember to buy your Harvest Fest tickets if you weren’t selected!

As the owner of a local, independent business in Somerville, one of my favorite organizations in the city is Somerville Local First, where I proudly serve on the board. And I couldn’t be more excited about our upcoming fundraiser, Harvest Fest 2014, happening at the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) on October 18.

Harvest Fest is not your typical nonprofit gala. It’s a two-session all-local craft beer and food tasting highlighting the best breweries in the area and delicious restaurants in Somerville. You can attend in the afternoon (2 p.m.-5 p.m.) or evening (6 p.m.-9 p.m.) to sip and savor while listening to the sounds of some incredible local musicians.

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These are the confirmed breweries and other libations to date:
*Aeronaut Brewing
*Bantam Cider
*Berkshire Brewing Company
*Blue Hills Brewing Company
*Far From the Tree Cider
*Jack’s Abby
*Mystic Brewing Company
*Mayflower Brewing Company

These are the confirmed restaurants to date:
*3 Little Figs
*Brass Union
*Daddy Jones
*Dave’s Fresh Pasta
*Eat at Jumbo’s
*El Potro
*The Independent
*Kirkland Tap and Trotter
*Olde Magoun’s Saloon
*Q’s Nuts
*Scoop N Scootery
*Taza Chocolate

Entertainment will be provided by Somerville favorites:
*Red Square
*3D and the Greaseballs
*The Hospitality
*General Motor

In addition to the awesome beer, food and music, Harvest Fest will have fun games like corn hole and opportunities to enter to win some terrific raffles donated by Spoke Wine Bar and M.S. Walker.

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Tickets are on sale now at both the General Admission and VIP levels. And while everyone who attends Harvest Fest is guaranteed to have a fun and delicious time, VIPS will experience a few extra perks, including:

*Gift certificates to some of your favorite local businesses
*Treats from Somerville-based Spindler Confections
*Fun schwag from the Somerville Beat
*Exclusive discounts to businesses in Somerville and Cambridge
*A Harvest Fest commemorative glass with matching Cuppow lid!

And today I’ve got your chance to win two tickets to attend Harvest Fest!

How to enter:

Leave a comment with your name and email address telling us why you love Somerville–your favorite restaurant, events like Harvest Fest, a small business you frequent–whatever makes this the place you want to be. You have until midnight on Wednesday, October 8 to enter. The randomly selected winner will be announced on Thursday, October 9. Good luck!

P.S. Somerville Local First is also seeking volunteers to assist at the event in a variety of roles. Help out for one session and party at the other! Even if you don’t win the giveaway, you can still buy tickets to Harvest Fest. And remember that your purchase goes directly to keeping Somerville local, independent and awesome.

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